Study finds home births comparatively safe - for low-risk women, infants

The largest U.S. study of planned home births found that 93.6 percent of the 16,924 women had spontaneous vaginal births, and only 5.2 percent required a cesarean section.

Study identifies high level of "food insecurity" among college students

New research suggests many college students may experience "food insecurity," with possible impacts on their health and academic performance.

Survey finds ignorance of "fracking" despite emerging importance

A survey of Americans’ attitudes toward “fracking” found that half of those surveyed knew little or nothing of the issue – and those that did were split almost evenly on whether to support it.

Zielke named Patricia Valian Reser Professor of Music at OSU

Steven M. Zielke, a professor of music who is widely recognized as a leader in choral studies, has been appointed as the first Patricia Valian Reser Professor of Music at Oregon State University.

Older, wealthier Oregonians most likely to take water conservation seriously

Older, wealthier Oregonians are the ones most likely to conserve water, raising questions about what it will take to better motivate other groups to improve conservation efforts.

Ethnic identification helps Latina adolescents resist media barrage of body images

Latina teenagers with a strong sense of ethnic identity have a better chance of feeling positive about themselves when exposed to a world full of unrealistically beautiful women in advertising.

Celebrated memoirist Nick Flynn to read at OSU on Oct. 11

Writer Nick Flynn will read from his work on Friday, Oct. 11, at Oregon State University’s Valley Library rotunda. The free public event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

Author Paul Bogard to read from his book on Oct. 9

Paul Bogard, author of “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,” will read from his book on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Novelist Chang-rae Lee to read at Oregon State University Feb. 9

Novelist Chang-rae Lee will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis

Printmaker Minna Resnick to speak at OSU Jan. 25

Printmaker Minna Resnick will speak at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Oregon State University as part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.